AS Sonidep Coach Hassan Barkire has advised Zesco United to improve in defence as they prepare to face TP Mazembe in the first round of the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League.
Zesco eliminated Sonidep of Niger 5-1 on aggregate following Tuesday’s 3-0 win in Ndola.
In a post match interview, Barkire described the Zesco backline built on Marcel Kalonda and David Odhiambo as shaky.
Barkire said Zesco were good side but must improve at the back in order to go further in the competition.
“If you look at the midfield of Zesco it was perfect. The striking force and the movement was perfect. The only thing I found as a weakness for Zesco was the defence,” he said.
“If Zesco want to go far very far, they must improve in defence. They played an amateur team which could have scored if we had chances because the defence was weak,” Barkire added.
Zesco conceded one goal against Sonidep over two legs but showed signs of deficiencies at the back in the return match at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.